Virtual Travel with Umami: Shimane

Two men holding shishito peppersUntil we can all travel again, indulge in the deep history and food culture of Japan's beautiful Shimane prefecture virtually.

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Ultimate Guide to Osechi Ryori

Osechi ryori is a celebratory meal in Japan, enjoyed during the New Year holiday and shared with family. The foods that comprise osechi ryori each have its own meaning and symbolism, many representing health, wealth, and happiness for the new year.

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Quick & Easy Recipes

Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Recipe & Video: Simmered Daikon with Soboro

Make an authentic Japanese simmered daikon radish with chicken soboro using our handy recipe. This dashi-broth-infused dish is simple yet elegant and packs a lot of flavor, making it perfect as a side or main dish for many different occasions.

Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Recipe & Video: Easy Katsuobushi and Broccoli Salad

Get ready to impress friends and family with our easy-to-follow recipe and video for katsuobushi and broccoli salad, an authentic Japanese food recipe based on just two ingredients yet packing a flavor punch that will get you a standing ovation.

Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Recipe & Video: Ginger Pork Shogayaki

Soy sauce, mirin, and sake mixed in the golden ratio are the key to the secret sauce behind this yummy and authentic Ginger Pork Shogayaki. Learn how to make this quick and easy dish at home with our recipe and video.

Tricolor Soboro Bowl

Recipe & Video: Tricolor Soboro Bowl

Three flavors and three colors come together in perfect harmony in our yummy tricolor soboro bowl where seasoned ground chicken, Japanese style scrambled eggs and snow peas each stand apart.

Soybean Milk Tea

Recipe & Video: Soybean Milk Kinako Tea

A traditional part of Japanese food culture, soybean kinako tea, is a sweet and creamy drink that is made with black tea, soymilk, and kinako soy flour to add richness and creamy consistency. Learn to make it at home with our recipe and video!

Tuna and Onion Dashi Soup

Recipe & Video: Tuna and Onion Dashi Soup

Soups are an important part of Japanese food culture, but they are often overlooked. Here is an easy recipe for a ginger and onion spiced tuna, mushroom and onion dashi soup that's perfect for almost any season.

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